Type 055 DDG. Why Chinese Navy call it 'The Return of Dreadnought' ?

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Why Chinese Navy call Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyers 'The Return of Dreadnought'? it doesn't even has a size or featured qualities of Dreadnought Battleships even with updated definitions.
it still lacks of external hull armor, multilayers of it. let alone size, which it is about the size of CL

 
without doubt they will define it to be a superior warship to anything that came before it . Just like the dreadnoughts had their own thing . If such a Chinese ship is so superior to any American ship and because it will be produced in higher numbers for a foreseeable future , there is no American naval superiority and Taiwan should not get the idea to declare anything to justify an 2027-30 war .

plus these threads should be in off-topic , like who sees them here ?
 
without doubt they will define it to be a superior warship to anything that came before it . Just like the dreadnoughts had their own thing . If such a Chinese ship is so superior to any American ship and because it will be produced in higher numbers for a foreseeable future , there is no American naval superiority and Taiwan should not get the idea to declare anything to justify an 2027-30 war .

plus these threads should be in off-topic , like who sees them here ?
I see it here :) - and I agree that here is meant a technological quantum leap like it was from the old pre-dreadnoughts to the following dreadnought ships.
 
Big ships are all obsolete at this point. This one is just as vulnerable to missiles, launched by ship or thru land, as anyone else. It's the speed that matters at this point, but the extra protection is a bonus.
 
Big ships are all obsolete at this point. This one is just as vulnerable to missiles, launched by ship or thru land, as anyone else. It's the speed that matters at this point, but the extra protection is a bonus.
Does 'Extra protection' also means external armor platings in the same fashion as Dreadnought era warships but using Material Science Wunders like Chobham Armor?
 
but ı saw it only by a fluke , the last 5 posts all across the forum when you log out . Nobody uses appreciable amounts of armour these days and while ı can't remember anything about it am pretty sure about once having read about ideas that Chobham style armour plate would not work against anti-ship missiles or whatever .
 
Does 'Extra protection' also means external armor platings in the same fashion as Dreadnought era warships but using Material Science Wunders like Chobham Armor?
Definitively not. Modern anti ship weapons are just too powerful for any sort of passive armor to be viable. You'd literally need to put on meters of armor to ward off some of the nastier anti ship missiles out there. And even if you did for some reason decide to do that it wouldn't do you much good as all the bits of your ship that actually matter for combat capability such as sensors and communications equipment can't be armored. After all you can't put armor in front of a radar dish and expect it to work. So all you'd be doing is making your ship slower and massively more expensive in exchange of making sure that it can only get burned down to the water line instead of completely sunk.
 
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